Soft lips make a face look thinner and youth, but it can be difficult to protect against inclement weather. The indoor heat, sun, wind and the common cold are just some of the factors that cause dryness and thinning of the lips. When combined with a moisturizing ointment, a toothbrush can help restore moisture to your lips. Be sure to use a baby brush, which is softer than the adults one.
Exfoliation is the act of removing old and dead skin, so that it can flourish newer, healthier skin. As the skin of the lips is thinner than other parts of the body, and it dries and flakes off faster. Exfoliating your lips with a soft toothbrush can make them feel and look better.
Use traditional and non-traditional moisturizing balms to help exfoliate your lips. Experiment with your favorite lip balm, vaseline or coconut oil. The traditional lip balms are formulated with ingredients that moisturize your lips and come in various sizes, flavors and aromas. Vaseline has long been praised for its moisturizing and protective properties; not only heals the skin, it also provides a moisture barrier against the elements. For centuries, people have used coconut oil for skin care. This substance moisturizes the skin soft and naturally without any adverse side effects, and has a pleasant aroma for most people.
To exfoliate your lips, moisten a baby toothbrush with a little water. Cover your mouth with plenty of lip balm, Vaseline or coconut oil. Brush your lips in small circular movements for 10 minutes, approximately. Use a gentle drying towel to pat your lips and reapply the moisturizer. Repeat this process every day in order to have a softer lips.
Sugar is an excellent natural scrub when combined with the right ingredients. Use brown or white sugar. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 teaspoon of sugar with a quantity of honey, olive oil or coconut oil the size of a dime. Experiment with the ingredients to see which works best for you. Gently rub the mixture on your lips, then rinse them. Once a week, use this procedure instead of your daily routine.